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"Like Crack for your Kindle"

John Federico

Or should that be "Krack?" ;)

Sarah Cofer introduced me to FeedBooks, a site with thousands of free ebooks that you can read on your Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone/iPod Touch, Cybook Gen3, iRex iLiad and other smartphones/PDA's.

There's a good mix of classics along with copyright-lapsed, public domain books, but also a bunch of newer works licensed under Creative Commons from Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Lessig and others.

I downloaded a bunch of Cory's science fiction and Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" and have them queued up for reading over the holidays.

Another interesting feature is the ability to "create your own newspaper" based on tags that you enter into the FeedBooks system. Like the books, your "newspaper" can be downloaded to your computer and copied to your device. You can subscribe to your newspaper using any RSS reader that supports enclosures. (iTunes will work for this.)

I'm in the process of setting up my newspaper, but I doubt it will replace Google Reader on my desktop, netbook or iPhone. More to come on this.

Visit FeedBooks and create an account, then share your recommendations and newspapers with me. I'm gadgetboy. (of course.)